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Arkoff, Samuel Z. 1918-2001

Overview
Works: 163 works in 268 publications in 1 language and 5,019 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Television adaptations 
Roles: Producer, fmp, pre, Production personnel, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Samuel Z Arkoff
Wuthering heights by Emily Brontë ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heathcliff and Cathy's tortured love affair ends when Cathy marries the wealthy Edgar. Heathcliff's retaliation concludes the tale of terror and hatred on the Yorkshire Moors
Coffy by Jack Hill ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coffy (Pam Grier) is a nurse turned avenger, becoming a one-woman, anti-drug vigilante who roots out the dealers who "turned on" her 11-year-old sister. This violent, sexy drama is a variation on urban vigilante flicks, where family members fight crime more effectively than the cops, and in much more provocative ways
Edgar Allan Poe's House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of the last member of the Usher family who is obsessed by generations of evil as he prepares to meet his death
Boxcar Bertha by Martin Scorsese ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the 1930's, a homeless woman and an union organizer team up on a crime spree to get revenge from a railroad company
Beach blanket bingo ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beach blanket bingo. Singing sensation Sugar Kane parachutes onto the beach in a rigged publicity stunt, and Frankie, Dee Dee and the gang decide to take sky diving lessons -- How to stuff a wild bikini. Continuing antics of Frankie and Dee Dee. When Frankie goes into the reserves, he fears Ricky will steal Dee Dee away, so with the help of a witch doctor he sends sea beauty Cassandra as a distraction
Beach party ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bikini beach: Millionaire Harvey Huntington Honeywagon III tries to prove to his colleague Vivian Clements that his chimp, Clyde, is more intelligent than the average American teenagers. Meanwhile Dee Dee is torn between Frankie and British recording star, the Potato Bug. Eric Von Zipper shows up to aid Harvey's anti-teen campaign
Wild in the streets ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gas-s-s-s: A deadly gas kills everyone over the age of 25 leaving the earth to a variety of young football fascists and demented dictators and utopia searching hippies
The born losers ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mysterious loner/ex-marine Billy Jack single-handedly battles a rampaging bunch of rough bikers in a sleepy little California community. First of four films with Billy Jack
The comedy of terrors The raven ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raven: Based on the poem by Edgar Allan Poe. Craven is visited one night by a talking raven and learns that it is really his fellow magician, Dr. Bedlo, who has been transformed into a bird by the evil Scarabus. The raven further unravels the devious scheme of Craven's wife, who has tricked her husband into believing her dead so she could desert him for the comforts of Scarabus' wealth and power
Fireball 500 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thunder Alley: Stock car racer Tommy Callahan is forced to join Pete Madsen's thrill circus after his blackouts cause a fatal accident and he gets thrown off the circuit. He shows Pete's daughter Francie and her boyfriend Eddie Sands everything he knows about driving. Eddie takes up with Tommy's girl Annie Blaine after winning the first time out. They become fierce rivals by the next race, during which Tommy remembers driving over his brother with a go-kart and Eddie hits the wall
The tomb of Ligeia by Roger Corman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tomb of Ligeia is the story of a dead wife who comes back as a ferocious cat on a deadly game of cat and mouse with her husband's new wife. An evening of Edgar Allan Poe features Vincent Price narrating four of Edgar Allan Poe's most horrifying classics including "The tell tale heart," "The sphinx," "The cask of Amontillado' and "The pit and the pendulum."
The island of Dr. Moreau ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Moreau is brilliant geneticist on the brink of superseding evolution. When a U.N. diplomat visits the island laboratory he discovers experiments turning animal life forms into human-like beasts. The beasts revolt, threatening not only the island but ultimately all mankind
Blacula by William Crain ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scream, Blacula, scream: Mamuwalde, a distinguished African prince, was bitten--and renamed Blacula--by Count Dracula in the 18th century. His current incarnation among jive-talking West Coast dudes and their ladies is not greatly to his taste. Despite the many pleasures of modernity, his only real interest is to get himself back where and when he came from. To this end, he enlists the aid of Lisa, a voodoo priestess of high repute to liberate him from his curse
Scream, Blacula, scream ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mamuwalde, a distinguished African prince, was bitten--and renamed Blacula--by Count Dracula in the 18th century. His current incarnation among jive-talking West Coast dudes and their ladies is not greatly to his taste. Despite the many pleasures of modernity, his only real interest is to get himself back where and when he came from. To this end, he enlists the aid of Lisa, a voodoo priestess of high repute to liberate him from his curse
After sunset the life and times of the drive-in theater ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the subtitle implies, the history of drive-in movie theaters in the United States, chronicling their rise and subsequent fall
Bucket of blood ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walter Paisley, a strange little busboy at a beatnik coffeehouse, seeks love and acceptance from the poets and artist he serves by becoming a "sculptor." When his more than life-like creations are declared masterpieces, fame and fortune follow until the horrible truth behind his work is revealed
Cotton comes to Harlem Hell up in Harlem ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains two feature films including "Cotton Comes to Harlem," about a couple of detectives who investigate a minister's charity campaign; and "Hell Up in Harlem," about a man who is hunted by the mob after he discovers a ledger with the names of every crooked police officer and public official on the mob's payroll
Cornbread, Earl and me by Ronald L Fair ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cornbread, Earl and me: After his brother is killed, a boy and his friend must stand up to the police
Pajama party ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The beach party crowd moves indoors for some scantily-clad, rock 'n' roll fun ... A Martian scout named Go-Go is sent to Earth to explore our planet for possible conquest. Fortunately for us Earthlings, he lands in the middle of a teenage pajama party, giving Mars second thoughts about expansion plans ..."--Container
The premature burial by Roger Corman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
X, the man with the X-ray eyes: Dr. James Xavier is a brilliant but unorthodox researcher whose work with human sight has yielded an experimental chemical that may vastly increase the range of what we can see. Despite the misgivings and warnings of the two people closest to him, Dr. Diane Fairfax and Dr. Sam Brant, he uses it on himself and finds that he is able to look inside the human body in real-time. This gives him the ability to save the life of a patient in surgery, but in the process, he offends a top physician and calls his own judgment into question. He won't stop or even slow his experiments, however, and when Sam is accidentally killed trying to stop him, he is forced to flee
 
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Alternative Names
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Arkoff, Samuel Z.
Arkoff, Samuel Z. 1918-2001
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